Katya is the proud owner of Jdance. She brings over 20 years of experience as a dancer, choreographer and professional teacher to the dance floor. She is a graduate of The Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance (BA) and former competitor in the Dancesport world both in Israel and abroad. She has placed and won several awards in Dancesport competitions, including placing 2nd with her partner in the World Cup Wheel Chair DanceSport competition for Ballroom.
Katya has created a unique methodology for teaching Social dancing based on the international style of Latin and Ballroom dancing. She also specializes in teacher training as well as preparing dancers for shows and competitions.
She is passionate about promoting and developing the field of Social dancing for all ages and abilities.
Styles: Ballroom and Latin, Salsa, Lady’s style, women’s ballet, Bachata and West Coast Swing
Lisa is a passionate dancer and teacher and manger at Jdance. She grew up in Manhattan where her mother a former Broadway dancer enrolled her in some of the best dance schools. (Harkness Dance Center, Charles Hughes, NYC (Jazz), Ballet Hispanico,New York School of Ballet, Joffrey Ballet School)Lisa and her family immigrated to Israel and after years in the corporate world Lisa returned to her passion, Dance. She studied the methodology of teaching over 12 styles of dance as well as Pilates and Zumba, and now teaches full time both private and group classes. She is passionate about sharing her love of dancing and helping others to realize their potential and enjoy dancing. Today she teaches several styles in different places in Jerusalem and works with people of all ages and abilities. Her latest project includes teaching Adults and children with Special Needs and developing a method for other teachers to use.
Styles: Latin & Ballroom, Salsa, Bachata, Merengue, Event & Party dancing, West Coast Swing, Jazz, Pilates and Zumba.
Styles: Ballroom & Latin
Styles: Salsa LA
Yadin comes to us with an impressive background in dance. He isa choreographer and gifted teacher with a master’s degree in dance education. He graduated from The Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance. He began his career at a very young age with DanceSport team of Jerusalem (ballroom and latin). Yadin competed in dozens of national and international competitions. Today, Yadin specializes in Flamenco and divides his time between Israel and Spain teaching, choreographing and performing. He continues teaching his first passion Latin and Ballroom at Jdance when he is in Israel.
Styles: Flamenco, Latin & Ballroom
Shayna has been teaching Latin and Ballroom dancing for over 5 years. She started dancing as a hobby and immediately received an offer to become an instructor. She took the opportunity very seriously and within a few years became one of the most interesting teachers in Jerusalem. Shayna comes to the teaching profession with an MA in neuroscience! Perhaps this explains her
success with her students. She brings a high level of clarity to her classes and leads her students with no prior experience from the first step to dance success.
Styles: Latin, Ballroom, Salsa, Bachata and Merengue
Shlomo & Tzivia
Shlomo and Tzivia teach Argentinean Tango. Their romance with Tango began in 1999 when they participated in a workshop given by international teacher Pedro with Galina Panov of Jerusalem. Since then they have continued to take workshops at the best schools in Jerusalem and abroad. They are passionate about Tango and teaching new and current dancers. Style: Argentinean Tango